Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Simple Rules to Keep You and Your Outdoor Umbrella Safe

Do you think outdoor umbrellas always keep you safe sound? Yes they are, but you need to be careful on using and setting them up. They can sometimes cause damage that costs much money and loss of property. Here are some simple rules to keep a safe umbrella usage.

The Wise Choice!
The choice of outdoor umbrella is very important. To choose between patio umbrella and market umbrella depends on how you use it and where you use it. If you are to use a patio umbrella for your lovely garden be sure select one that is stable and safe. Because garden will always be wet, the best choice for garden would be aluminum and other waterproof types. Do not use iron and wood type as these would be rotten and as time goes by these types would break and fall that would cause damage to your outdoor furniture and plants. For windy areas especially at the beaches, the wind resistant umbrellas are the best choice. It may not be necessary to buy expensive umbrellas, but it would be nice if we can avoid serious troubles in the public places that costs greater. Wood market umbrellas are best for patios or decks because they are very flexible and looks more appealing to the eyes, they are great for outdoor decoration. Wood or Market umbrellas today are built with metal support to make it more durable, but not necessary if you only use it in your patio or decks.

Without proper selection, you may wake up one day seeing your umbrella broken and create lots of damage around.

Safety Setup!
You should not depend on your umbrella strength alone. Set it up with safety measure. If you set it up as a freestanding umbrella, use a durable umbrella stand or base. Keep in mind that the heavier outdoor umbrella the heavier and wider the base too. Select a base with hole that best fit with the umbrella pole to keep it tightly attached to the stand. If you use it in gusty places such as beaches, use a heavier base to avoid the umbrella being lifted by a sudden wind blow. You may use those that have mounting holes to mount it securely to the ground. It would be best if you can mount it to a table because it has greater strength.

Proper Care!
Umbrella strength will not last forever, but with proper care it would last longer. Taking care of you umbrella is just as simple as ABC. You clean it and store or keep it in you garage when not in use. Most umbrella canopy fabrics are made of vinyl, polyester, and other non-water-retaining materials so they are very easy to clean. And because normally they only accumulate dust, you can just spray or hose it with water and let it dry. On heavy dirt, you can simply use mild soaps and rinse it. Be sure to always keep it dry before closing and keeping it to your garage to avoid stain and mildew to the fabric and to the pole. This simple caring will lengthen the durability of your outdoor umbrella.

Keeping these simple rules can help to avoid damages not only to your outdoor umbrella but to all of your outdoor furniture and appliances.

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